Nikkei: Canon to suspend five plants for two weeks due to supply chain issues

The effects of coronavirus on China's manufacturing output is being blamed for the suspension

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Canon will close five of its camera manufacturing plants in Japan for two weeks due to issues with the supply of parts from China, according to a report from Nikkei.

The Japanese financial publication cites the effects of coronavirus on Chinese manufacturing as the reason for Canon’s announcement.

The five plants are based in the Oita, Miyazaki and Nagasaki prefectures on Kyushu and are due to reopen on 13 March. These missed production days will be made up later in the year.

The Nikkei report also states that Ricoh will be suspending some of its production lines as well. Ricoh’s closure will reportedly last until 21 March.

Via DPReview

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